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Amenities

  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

When you stay at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa in Rarotonga, you’ll be on the beach and convenient to Te Vara Nui Village and Tikioki Marine Sanctuary. This 5-star resort is within the vicinity of Beachcomber Pearl Market and Cook Islands Library and Museum.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 7 air-conditioned rooms featuring private plunge pools and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Kitchens are outfitted with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, and microwaves. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and DVD players are provided for your entertainment.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Additional features at this resort include wireless Internet access (surcharge), wedding services, and tour/ticket assistance.

Food & Drink

A complimentary breakfast is included.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).

How to Get There

Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa
Main Rd, Muri Beach
Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Reviews

Perfect Honeymoon Location
xcinderelliex

We stayed at Rumours for our Honeymoon for one week. Upon arrival the staff were friendly and helpful, they gave us lots of tips about the island and where to find things. the room was spectacular, clean, spacious and had everything we could think of to need. the location was stunning, right on the beach and just minutes walk from the little town of Muri.
The owners were super friendly and always willing to help and make suggestions and recommendations. daily breakfasts were good quality and plentiful.
The only slight negative was that we were promised 'complementary WiFi' which turned out to only last 30 or so minutes (we saved it until the end of the trip and inadvertently our phones downloaded a zillion tings at once). It was very expensive to buy more Internet so we chose to go without. This is an island-wide problem, its in the middle of the Ocean afterall!
We got a massage at the affiliated spa which was lovely and received our discount for being guests. I am pregnant so the girls made sure to take good care of me.
If I were to go back to Cook Islands I would stay here again for sure, they made our honeymoon incredible and couldnt have been more welcoming. what a start to our married life!

THE BEST LUXURY VILLAS ON RAROTONGA!!
Ksilva95

Rumours villas are beyond luxurious and AMAZING. My husband and I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect honeymoon and that’s because of Carol, Grant and the rest of the team at Rumours. These villas are exceptional, first class, 5 star villas. Aside from the beautiful beach and exquisite villas, the best aspect of this place is by far the staff. From the moment we landed at the airport, they made us feel at home from start to finish. We had breakfast delivered every morning and our room was kept spotless throughout our stay. Carol was so kind and helpful with booking excursions and just answering any questions we had pertaining to the island for us throughout our stay. They've mastered the fine art of anticipating your wishes before you even know you have them, all without being obtrusive. If you are traveling to Rarotonga this is the place to stay!! Rumours Villas are by far the most beautiful place to stay on all of Rarotonga and you will be treated like royalty. -Katelynn & Sal from California.

Our No 1 Worldwide.
Whanau12014

This is a big call; but we are placing it No 1 for us Worldwide!
Lots of pictures here to give you a good feel for the vibe. All these photos taken several days in while staying, not the pristine first 10 minutes of arrival. The sunrise is from the deck right on the beachfront.
If you have already booked Rumours you have struck the jackpot, if your looking for a 6 star location and accomodation without the hussle and pretense of demanding wanabee high enders around you, this is the place.
For context; and without risking name dropping ourselves, we have enjoyed over the water, “luxury labelled” stays all over the world.
We’ve tasted so called “5 star romantic views” from room balconies across all of the “listed” romantic cities.
So why our No 1?
As they say in the movie;”The Castle”; it’s the vibe!
Despite it punching on par in all these things; its not the quality of the bed linen, the on demand housekeeping, the free inclusions, the direct access to crystal waters, the 1% touches of detail, authentic caring , service and absolute privacy, but the fact that Rumours for us, successfully blends all of these qualities with the Cook Island friendly culture, beautiful environment and climate, to create everlasting memories.
Depending on your package; yes you get, included scooter or car hire, 1 hour massages in their award winning spa, lagoon cruise and cultural dance evening. You enjoy your own private single and double canoe outside your private deck directly on the lagoon beach: At high tide in 10 minutes after canoeing to the adjacent island, we were both out in the lagoon snorkelling amongst the the most beautiful fish species, turtles and reef life in the world.All the reef shoes, snorkelling gear is complimentary, and for competency; we were no Bear Grylls and partner lookalikes, so you can easily do it. A good part of the lagoon, you can stand up in and still see nature under the water, in all its glory.
Or just rest up in your 100% private outdoor spa bath or waterfall pool, before ordering a villa delivered seafood platter at your balcony table for dinner, gazing at the lagoon waters:
Walk outside into the world on your doorstep ,and after 70 metres, you have a coffee hut that would easily survive in the inner lanes of Melbourne, a wine shop with quality drops, a bakery, a general store, boxing fitness gym to work off your indulgence and a burger joint to contradict the later.
Looking for a good restaurant, experience, or attraction, just ask Tara at Rumours and its all taken care of. You even get a note delivered to your villa, listing and confirming all that has been organised for you, including double checking your own bookings seperate to Rumours to ensure you pickup collection will occur on time.
This is prime honeymoon, romantic, adult only digs, and while we would love to come here again with family and even grandchildren ( because there is that much room in the villas) we get this is not a copycat resort you will find beachside around the world, so if you have kids, them just wait the years like we did and place Rumours on your bucket list.
Rumours is like trying to pick your best ever restaurant.There are plenty you will remember and forget because the name dropping reputation, cuisine and service, all hit the mark or exceeded expectation. Then there are the few; despite the years past, that left you with that intangible feel, special to you both, where notwithstanding the culinary excellence; what you actually ate, is easily forgotten.
The experience and memories at Rumours will never be forgotten.